Examining the meaning of taking responsibility for your life – what does that mean?

While contemplating life this morning, it dawned on me that concept of  'taking responsibility for your life' is most often used in a negative context. Looking back on my childhood, I remember my mom yelling, ‘Who is responsible for this mess?’ or spouting out clichés like, ‘you made your bed, now you need to more ...

April 22, 2014 (0) comments

When I grow up I want to be happy. How many children know they can pursue that quest?

When you were a kid did you say, 'When I grow up I want to be happy?' Or did you say, 'when I grow up I want to be a doctor and make lots of money'? When you went to school did the school system teach you about being happy or did they teach you about getting a job? In March, hubby and I are setting sail from more ...

January 04, 2014 (0) comments

How do you teach a child to overcome rejection at the playground?

Yesterday I took my 3 ½ year old daughter, Sienna, to a soft play gym. We recently moved house so the play gym and all the other children were new to us. Upon arrival my daughter, husband and I found a table. I then took Sienna's hand and headed out for our first exploration. Within fifteen minutes we travers more ...

December 31, 2013 (0) comments

How to look in the mirror, say ‘I love you’ to yourself and mean it!

I'm often amazed at the amount of people that tell me, 'I know I need to look in the mirror and tell myself 'I love me' but I just can't do it.' So how to look in the mirror and say 'I love you,' doesn't come easy to most of us. When I first tried it I felt silly. I found it difficult to look in my eyes. The more ...

October 09, 2013 (2) comments

If only I won the lottery, my life would be better

Recently, I've been on an interesting journey. In October my husband and I decided to sell everything we own, buy a 56' yacht and put things in place to sail around the world starting in April 2014. What's that have to do with 'If only I won the lottery, my life would be better'? Read on... Thus far, we've so more ...

February 23, 2014 (0) comments

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